In the early 1980s, Audio-Technica released the Mister Disc (AT770) portable vinyl record player, which was called the Sound Burger in some markets. It had very compact dimensions (for devices of this type) and was powered by batteries, which made it possible to use it as a portable system and listen to music far from home.
And now, in honor of its own 60th anniversary, Audio-Technica has announced the return of the Sound Burger — almost 40 years after the release of the original (which was followed by a large number of clones). The new model has a quite logical name AT-SB2022 (can be deciphered as Audio-Technica Sound Burger 2022), supports wireless communication via Bluetooth (“everything is better with Bluetooth”) and wired communication via an RCA cable, and is equipped with a built-in lithium-ion battery that can be charged via USB-C. According to Audio-Technica, it should be enough for 12 hours of battery life.
Unlike the original model, the new Sound Burger doesn’t come with headphones, but it’s pretty much the same system as 40 years ago, with a belt drive and the ability to play 33⅓ and 45 rpm records. The AT-SB2022 is already on sale, priced at $199/£200/€229, depending on the market (by the way, the original model can cost $500 on ebay).